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    AIAA Congratulates Scott Pace On New Space Leadership Role

    Associate Fellow to be Named Executive Secretary of National Space Council

    July 14, 2017 – Reston, Va. – The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) congratulates Dr. Scott Pace on his pending appointment by President Donald Trump to lead the newly reestablished National Space Council. Pace, who currently serves as director of The George Washington University’s Space Policy Institute, has been an AIAA member since 1979. He is an AIAA Associate Fellow and former member of the AIAA Public Policy Committee.

    “Scott has devoted his career to space policy, and will bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to this role,” said AIAA Executive Director Sandy Magnus. “We look forward to working with him, Council members, and the Vice President’s office as we strive to maintain our nation’s leadership in the civil, commercial, and national security space sectors.”


    About AIAA  
    The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is nearly 30,000 engineers and scientists, and 95 corporate members, from 85 countries who are dedicated to advancing the global aerospace profession. The world’s largest aerospace technical society, the Institute convenes five yearly forums; publishes books, technical journals, and Aerospace America; hosts a collection of 160,000 technical papers; develops and maintains standards; honors and celebrates achievement; and advocates on policy issues. AIAA serves aerospace professionals around the world—who are shaping the future of aerospace—by providing the tools, insights, and collaborative exchanges to advance the state of the art in engineering and science for aviation, space, and defense. For more information, visit, or follow us on Twitter @AIAA.



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